e-bulletin (Issue 98) - 13 Sep 2017

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13 Sep 2017 (Issue 98)

Come join the Fun Day on 17 Sep (Sun) and take on the Million Dollar Matching Challenge!

Simply contribute HK$20 and you can obtain a ticket to enjoy free XTC gelato and cotton candy, and participate in sugar painting workshop as well as a range of fun-filled games. You can also bring home a pedometer watch, Nikko sports items and fabulous gifts upon completion of various game tasks. And there's the opportunity to take home the grand prizes for designated challenge — two shopping vouchers valued at HK$3,000 each!

To provide students with a platform to unleash their creativy and give back to society with what they have learned, the Student Affairs Office is launching a brand new initiative called Open InnoChallenge (OIC) this year. To begin with, the Open Innocarnival from 26–28 Sep (Tue – Thu) will bring to campus a group of alumni-innovators and their creative projects — food waste dyeing, 3D printing, lego creation and mobile app for the visually impaired. Be sure to check it out!

Prof. Jianguo Shi from the University of Macau will discuss 'Current Issues in Studies of Modern Chinese Language', including language planning, cognition, typology and pragmatic function with a focus on Chinese syntax and phonology, at a RIBiLT seminar on 14 Sep (Thu).

A seminar and a workshop will be given by Prof. Michaela Mahlberg from the University of Birmingham on 24 Oct (Tue).

The morning seminar will use literary, historical and socio-cultural examples to illustrate the potential of corpus linguistics for research across disciplines, and demonstrate how corpus software can facilitate the research of collocation, a key corpus linguistic concept that can be applied to further interdisciplinary research.

The afternoon workshop will focus on the challenges and practical considerations of designing interdisciplinary corpus research, with examples from literary studies and cognitive poetics, psycholinguistics and statistics. The use of corpus software will also be discussed.

The symposium on 27 Oct (Fri), organized by IROPINE, features keynotes by renowned scholars to present the latest developments of open education, technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics. Also includes presentations of OUHK academics to share research findings and innovative practices.

The IIBG is organizing an international business conference on the theme of 'Competing in an Innovation-Driven Global Economy: Institutions, Infrastructures, and Organization Design' from 13–15 Dec (Wed–Fri). Early-bird registration open until 16 Oct (Mon).
Campus Updates
President Prof. Wong welcomed 2,700 full-time undergraduates at the Inauguration Ceremony on 29 Aug, with Secretary for Education Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung as Guest of Honour.
A total of $6.4 million was awarded to nearly 700 students on 24 Aug.
Mr Yim Ho shared health tips in the talk 'Do You Eat Healthily?' on 10 Aug.
Programme Info

The business programmes offered by The Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration are recognized by a number of leading local and international professional bodies. A range of exemptions and memberships have been granted to the OUHK graduates.
(To take place from 27–30 Oct)
Open for Learning

• Great Speakers Series: An Economic Framework for Analysing Issues in Education
• MPF Day 2017: Understanding Default Investment Strategy
• Great Speakers Series: Buddhism from a Science Perspective

Alumni Corner

The Alumni Affairs Office of the Public Affairs Unit just launched a brand new bimonthly e-newsletter exclusively for alumni, Alumni Linkage, on 1 Sep. Apart from keeping you updated on news and events at the University, the newsletter devotes a column to good news from individual alumni entitled 'Happy Share'. Alumni are welcome to contribute.

Click to view the September issue.
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